Research for Health Practitioners
- Mode of study
- Part time
- 15, level 7
- Course code
- Contact details
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- Starting months
- Offered alternate years
This module will enable the student to examine the processes involved in designing research studies.
There has been an increasing emphasis on the need for the healthcare workforce to not only be aware of the focus on evidence-based practice, but also to be able to appraise evidence and to be aware of the rationale for the stages involved in designing research studies. This module will enable the student to examine the processes involved in planning a research proposal including sampling, methodologies, data collection and analysis.
The use of blended learning will be adopted which utilises focused lectures, workshops and online learning along with the student's practice experiences. This multifaceted approach will provide the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills that underpin research understanding and awareness.
To equip students with an advanced understanding of underpinning research principles, research methods and the principles of analysis of research findings, both qualitative and quantitative, to enable the design of a research proposal.
Students who successfully complete this module will be able to:
- Critically examine and interpret the relevance of research based outcomes in the clinical environment.
- Identify, critically explore and interpret sources of bias in research.
- Critically discuss and evaluate ethical considerations when conducting research.
- Critically examine the various stages involved in designing a research proposal, evaluating its suitability to clinical practice.
- Critically examine data analysis, research findings with validated arguments.
- Conceptualise service user involvement in relation to healthcare research.
- Critically explore and evaluate the suitability of a variety of research methods and study design to clinical research topics.
This module is designed for experienced health and social care practitioners.
Potential/Prospective students will:
- Hold current first level professional regulation within a relevant regulatory body.
- Have significant experience of the routine management of patients.
- Have either a degree or an equivalent professional qualification and appropriate experience.